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Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav took three wickets apiece as India crushed South Africa by an innings and 137 runs on the fourth day in Pune and won their 11th straight Test series at home, setting a new record.
Prior to this, the record for the most Test series triumphs in a row at home was 10, which was set by Australia on two occasions – between 1994 and 2001, and 2004 to 2008.
Choosing to enforce the follow on at the start of the day since South Africa still trailed by 326 runs, India struck on the second ball as Ishant Sharma trapped Aiden Markram lbw for a duck.
Theunis de Bruyn only made eight runs before he was caught behind off the bowling of Yadav.
Dean Elgar and captain Faf du Plessis steadied things with a 49-run partnership before Du Plessis was caught behind off the bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin for five runs.
Elgar went on to score 48 before he was sent packing by Ashwin.
Quinton de Kock failed to have much of an impact as he was clean bowled by Jadeja, who also removed Temba Bavuma for 38.
Senuran Muthusamy followed soon after as he was caught by Rohit Sharma at second slip off the bowling of Mohammed Shami for nine runs.
Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander put up a fight once again as they forged a 56-run partnership before Philander was caught behind off the bowling of Yadav for 37.
Yadav also took out Kagiso Rabada before South Africa were bowled out for 189 when Maharaj was trapped lbw off the bowling of Jadeja for 22.
Jadeja and Yadav picked up three wickets apiece, while Ashwin took two, and Ishant and Shami claimed one wicket each.
India captain Virat Kohli was named Man of the Match for his career-best knock of 254.